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rates to the market without a cap to protect students. this proposal would pay down the deficit on the backs of students, trading national debt for student debt. trading national debt for student debt. it is unacceptable, the letter goes on, to use student loans as a vehicle for deficit reduction, especially when the federal government is projected to make $51 billion on student loans just this year. so that will be the vote tomorrow. and, madam president, i ask consent that this letter, along with the list of the organizations supporting the one-year extension, appear at this point in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. harkin: so that's -- that's really the vote tomorrow. are we going to keep 3.4% or are we going to allow it to double? that's the essence of the vote tomorrow. now, there is a lot of different ideas floating around about what to do, how to do this, but in just about every single case, every one of those bills, if you project out over the next couple of three years, will raise interest rates higher than 6.8%. so again, that's why extending i
meltdown. and federal dollars are very scares. as we face this huge deficit together, we have to look at every option available to meet the challenges of doing more with less. i urge my colleagues to support my amendment. and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. frelinghuysen: i move to strike the last word. i rise to oppose the amendment of the the gentleman from georgia. his amendment would cut $15 million. i should say for the record, we cut $220 million from last year's number and so we have substantially reduced this account. let me just say, too, the basic science program within the department conducts research with a staggering potential for benefits for our nation. cutting the program further, which is what he seeks, threatens our long-term energy security, first american scientists and industry and blemishes our credibility as a world-wide leader in basic science programs. i oppose his amendment and urge others to do likewise. i yield back. ms. kaptur: i move to strike the las
at a time of sequestration and a time of deficits, how can we spend more on fossil fuels when we should be spending less? in addition, this bill needlessly increases the funding for weapons activities and defense programs. at a time where we're winding down our involvement in two wars that have been very costly in lives and dollars this last decade, and that's why i'm offering an amendment with representative quigley that would put the v-16 back to the agency's request level that would save taxpayer dollars and reduce the deficit. this bill actually increases funding by over $20 million for these ongoing missile programs. at an era where americans should expect the government to look at where these moneys are invested. there have been growing concern raised by the air force's own blue ribbon review panel about the effectiveness of the b-61 and that's why the price -- the price for this program has continued to rise dramatically and confidence in the missile program has dropped. in fact, some of our nato allies like germany have called for the b-61's to be removed from their boarders. ag
and into unemployment and increase the deficit. i know what your answer is going to be. you are going to say, all the good stuff happened after republicans took over congress and started cutting taxes. that is not going to wash. first of all, during the first two years of the clinton administration, the u.s. added millions of jobs. 278,000 a month before you guys moved in. cbo, year, according to that clinton was in office, the tax rate on the top 1% was higher than it was in any year of either the bush one or two administration. the u.s. economy experienced an epic boom. some people figure that it does not happen. by the way, we have had much higher tax rates for our generation after world war ii. it is considered inconceivable now. that did not stop the 25 year period to be the test -- to be the best we ever experienced. should we raise taxes on the rich? yes, for various reasons. can we actually raise more money that way? yes, we can. should we be afraid that it will hurt the economy? no, we should not. let's do it. [applause] >> very well done. 25 seconds to spare. nothing better than when yo
on health care, the economy, the deficit, national security, at a time when challenges form around us that threaten to shape the future, here we are obsessing about the rules of the united states senate and a small handful of judges. at times like this, mr. president, i feel more like an ambassador to a foreign nation than a representative in my own. this episode feeds the cynicism and the apathy that have plagued the american people for too long. it brings this institution and the process that have brought us here into disrepute and low esteem. no wonder so few of our citizens take the time to exercise even the most elementary act of citizenship, the act of going to the polls to vote. very briefly, mr. president, let me say what this is all about.ñ but let me begin by saying what it is most definitely not about. this is not about the precedence and history of this body. it has been interesting to sit silently and observe colleagues on both sides of the aisle make appeals to precedent and history, and both do so with equal passion. history will not provide an answer to the situation
immigration reform now to help the economy grow, create jobs, or reduce the deficit. here is a key house democrat's assessment. it was wonderful to be part of a productive meeting with the president. we had incredibly candid and productive conversation on accomplishing comprehensive immigration reform. like us, the president believes that there are compelling moral and economic reasons to support comprehensive reform. house republicans are exarlg to the president's healthcare law and suggesting a single massive piece of legislation is not the way to go, shep? >> shepard: mike, former president george w. bush weighed in on all of this today to congress to find a resolution on immigration reform. he spoke during a naturalization ceremony at presidential ceremony in dallas i meant bush 43, excuse me. while he didn't get specific about policy he noted immigrants do make contributions in this country. he said we have to enforce current immigration laws and that america can be a lawful society and welcoming society at the same time. $34 million for a building they didn't need, haven't used and
that doesn't use profits from higher loan interest rates to pay down the federal deficit. >> in this bipartisan group, we all agree that profit shoes for the be made on the backs of students trying to go to school. that's a big difference of what came from the house. >> senate majority leader harry reid says he won't introduce any bill that ties student loan rates to the markets. the white house says it's not favoring one particular proposal. it just wants congress to fix this as soon as possible. >>> the biggest u.s. grocer is moving into the greater washington area. kroeger announced it will buy the harris teeter chain for $2.4 billion. the deal will give kroeger a presence in northern virginia and move is into the district, maryland and delaware for the very first time. as part of the agreement, kroeger will assume $100 million of harris teeter's debt. kroeger says it also has no plans to close any stores. >> i like kroegers. i like them. that's cool. >>> still ahead, today's testimony in the george zimmerman trial could turn on a ruling about some text messages. we'll
of boosting the economy and reducing the deficit, terms that republican lawmakers may be able to digest. in specifics, it reads that reform will grow the economy by 3.3% and bring down the deficit by close to $8850 billion over the next -- by close to $850 billion over the next 20 years. we're back after the break. actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story. >> you can say anything here. >> i spent a couple of hours with a hooker. >> your mistake was writing a check. >> she never cashed it! >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws our death toll is just staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes! >> only on
the commitments, this will be a net positive for the deficit. profits are coming in from opec and usaid. it is quite an interesting model in the environment that we are operating in. it feeds into some of the bipartisan support you will probably see on this. i do not see any risk right now. it is something to watch going forward in subsequent stages. thehe china competition, one saying that chris hit on adequately and the one thing i would say is that i didn't necessarily mean the u.s. government is late to the continent, just late to this particular issue. on so many other issues on the continent, but behind the curve on the power sector. pun intended. in terms of unintended consequences, one of the challenges our risks -- there are so many risks on these projects that from the one campaign's perspective we are quite worried about. i will mention one or two. now that this issue has gained so much prominence in this country in the development context, it has been in the space in germany, france, japan and other places, but not so much in america. there are some successes and this contin
. then there's going to be a deficit. the chicks come home to roost after the mid term election. mine is going to be coming in and out and no one will be upset until after the mid terms. >>steve: the government says there will be better verification someday. but right now because they've got to get things going, no verification. be truthful, america. >>brian: 24 minutes before the top of the hour. quick look at the world of sports. patriots fans are done with aaron hernandez. more than 1,200 showed up at the patriots pro shop to trade in their hernandez. shop said they can turn in their jerseys. the team took all hernandez memorabilia off the sh*els. nasp car stars turned in their racing stripes for a hard hat. darrell waltrip was among the driver who raised the massive race. trevor bane won the chance to break ground at the speedway's redevelopment project. congratulations. >>> she may be a wimbledon champion but that doesn't mean she's getting much respect. >> i wonder if her dad did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, listen, you're never going to be a looker. >>brian: a bbc radio ann
, what they have done bats to the deficit? no, instead we are recklessly pushing forward this partisan bill designed to inflict great harm. even more pernicious is the substance of this bill. which froze millions of american families aside. this removes the entire nutrition title from the farm bill, with no indication that the majority intends to take those programs in the near future. let's be clear about what this means. food stamps are the critical central span of our social safety -- social safety net. helping over 47 million americans, nearly half of them are children. 75% of households receiving this aid included child, a senior citizen, or an individual with a disability. ande are the individuals the people that this republican majority has just called extraneous. they are not extraneous. the bill before us would mean the death knell of the food stamp program. the another nutrition programs that have been part of the farm bill for decades -- the other nutrition programs. this bill is immoral and is a serious risk to our society. 532 former said the speaker a letter opposing the
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